Progress 41
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1989-023A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.19895[1]
Mission duration39 days, 17 hours and 8 minutes
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.149)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date16 March 1989, 18:54:15 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date25 April 1989, 12:02 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude187 km[3]
Apogee altitude243 km[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch16 March 1989
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date18 March 1989, 20:50:46 UTC
Undocking date21 April 1989, 01:46:15 UTC
Time docked33 days, 4 hours and 55 minutes

Progress 41 (Russian: Прогресс 41) was a Soviet unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in March 1989 to resupply the Mir EO-4 expedition aboard the Mir space station.


Progress 41 launched on 16 March 1999 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2][4]


Progress 41 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 18 March 1989 at 20:50:46 UTC, and was undocked on 21 April 1989 at 01:46:15 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 25 April 1989. Progress 41 deorbited in an uncontrolled decay, after it had run out of fuel from boosting Mir into a higher orbit. The mission ended at 12:02 UTC.[3][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 41"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 41". NASA. Retrieved 4 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b "Mir". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2020.